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5 posts • joined 5 Mar 2013

Top ten biz software vendors reveal Heartbleed exposure

Fortycoats
Pint

EMC link works

I tried the EMC link, and after logging with my EMC Support account I can read the KB article.

Basically, only a few products are affected. Mainly Syncplicity and Powerpath (??), as well as some beta versions of Avamar ADS and DD Boost. I was worried about ESRS Remote Support Gateway, but that doesn't use a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, so I can relax a bit, and enjoy a pint this evening.

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Artists install Monty Python silly walk signs in Norwegian town

Fortycoats
Stop

Stop that! It's silly

Now...no one likes a good laugh more than I do. Uh, except for my wife, and some of her friends. Oh yes, and Capt. Johnson. Come to think of it, most people like a good laugh more than I do, but that's beside the point! (RIP Graham)

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Germans brew up a right Sh*tstorm

Fortycoats
Headmaster

Usage in German: Shitstorm

Shitstorm is not translated into "Scheißsturm" or anything else, otherwise it wouldn't be an anglicism.

And yes, it's generally used over here to define an outcry on online forums or social media. Angie caused one when she said the internet was "new territory for us all" during a press conference when President Obama was in Berlin.

Applying the prefix "Scheiß-" to anything is similar to using "f**king" as a forceful modifier in English. Example: the recently released recordings of Anglo Irish Bank in the Irish Independent has some quotes from David Drumm about "the f**king Germans", and in German media it was translated as "Scheißdeutschen".

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Herschel Space Observatory spots galaxies merging

Fortycoats

Re: That video is too fast

Well I don't know about an app, but there is a program called Universe Sandbox which does something like that. The basic version is free.

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Welsh bureaucrats busted for getting political on Twitter, Facebook

Fortycoats
Headmaster

Re: How to speak Welsh

You forgot Step 0: Learn English first, in particular the difference between "pedal" and "peddle"

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